Differences between Universal Type Server and Suitcase TeamSync
Suitcase TeamSync only uses our native authentication; Suitcase Fusion has no way to use third-party authentication services. There’s no way to import users directly into TeamSync from Active Directory or other LDAP service. For more information on adding groups of users, see Adding users to TeamSync below.
User permissions in Universal Type Server are more granular than in TeamSync. TeamSync has three levels of permission:
- Read Only: The user can activate and deactivate fonts.
- Modify: The user can activate and deactivate fonts, and add fonts to or remove fonts from shared libraries.
- Administrator: The user can activate and deactivate fonts, and add fonts to or remove fonts from your libraries; they can also log in to the TeamSync management site and manage users and shared libraries.
Unlike Universal Type Server, user permissions in TeamSync are applied to every shared library a user is assigned to. There’s no way to have a user have Read Only permission in one library and Modify permission in another.
Suitcase Fusion has local libraries, which function in the same manner as client-based personal workgroups. There’s no equivalent to server-based personal workgroups in TeamSync.
Collecting fonts and sets from Universal Type Server
These instructions work for collecting fonts and shared sets from workgroups. To collect fonts and sets from personal workgroups, or to collect private sets, you must log in to Universal Type Server with the user account that owns that personal workgroup and sets.
Collecting fonts from Universal Type Client
- Open Universal Type Client.
- Log in using an account with Full Administrator privileges, such as the default administrator account.
- Select a workgroup, then select all of the fonts by choosing Edit > Select All.
- Choose File > Collect Fonts for Output; when the save dialog opens, save the fonts to the Desktop.
Universal Type Client will create a Collected Fonts folder and place copies of the fonts in the folder. If you have more than one workgroup, you should repeat the process for each workgroup.
Collecting font sets from Universal Type Client
- Create a Collected Sets folder on the desktop.
- Select a workgroup, then select your sets and drag them to the Collected Sets folder.
Universal Type Client will create a Collected Fonts folder within your Collected Sets folder, create subfolders for each set you collected, and place copies of the fonts in each subfolder.
If you have more than one workgroup, you should create a Collected Sets folder and repeat the process for each workgroup.
Replacing Universal Type Client with Suitcase Fusion
Universal Type Client and Suitcase Fusion can’t be running at the same time. For information on uninstalling Type Client, see the article Uninstalling and Removing Universal Type Client 7.
Once Type Client has been removed, install Suitcase Fusion. For more information, see the article Installing Suitcase Fusion.
You can add users individually or import a list of users. For information on inviting users to TeamSync, see the article Assigning Suitcase TeamSync licenses to users.
For more information on adding groups of users, see the article Importing a list of users into Suitcase TeamSync.
Once your users have been added, you can assign them user permissions as described earlier.
Creating shared libraries in TeamSync
You can create a shared library for each workgroup you have in Universal Type Server. Once your shared libraries have been created, you can assign your users to the libraries.
For more information, see the article Creating a Suitcase TeamSync library.
Adding fonts to shared libraries
Once you have created your shared libraries, log in to Suitcase Fusion as a user that has Modify or Administrator permissions.
Open the Collected Fonts folder and drag the fonts onto the shared library in Suitcase Fusion; it will add the fonts to the library. Suitcase creates a Collected Fonts set; you can delete that set without affecting the fonts in the library.
Next, open the Collected Sets folder, open the Collected Fonts subfolder, and drag all of the set folders onto the shared library; it will create a set for each folder and add the fonts to the sets.
If you have more than one shared library, you should repeat the process for each library.